Google announces that the Chrome Web browser users are now at 160 million, up from 70 million just last year. Google Chrome leader, Sundar Pichai, says that the increase is partially due to the Mac version of the Web browser they created, “but increased developer support [is what really] made for a more attractive browser.”
With the high boost of users, Google plans to make many improvements, but one of the most important priorities for them right now is to push speed and security with each Chrome release. As an Internet user, I always want it to go faster and be more secure. It’s great that Google is just as concerned about the same things I am, and that they’re pushing them so much.
Google is also planning to improve browser performance. According to Yahoo! Finance, Google showed off a demo of 2,000 fish moving around on a virtual screen, “building on the WebGL standard for performance”. But the fish actually looked more like insects swarming about in a frenzy. The idea of the demo was to show that the browser can handle a huge amount of synchronized activities without draining the performance of the system.
And say hello to the new Chrome Web store that has 17 million applications. And it’s easy for anyone on Chrome to use since it will be available in 41 languages, “another pitch to the assembled developers to build applications for Chrome”, according to Yahoo! Finance.
So if you’re not using Google Chrome yet, you should, or you should at least check it out.